Newport News Shipbuilding’s Apprentice School receives reaccreditation
The Council on Occupational Education has reaccredited The Apprentice School of Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.
The apprentice school, which has operated for 97 years, has been reaccredited through 2022. The school.
In a letter to the school, the council’s commission executive committee wrote: “The school excels at its primary mission to instruct students to such competency levels essential to success, making them a center for training excellence. The team found that students were enthusiastic about their career possibilities, program progression and continuing education opportunities.”
The school offers four- to eight-year apprenticeships in 19 trades and eight optional advanced programs. Apprentices work a 40-hour week and are paid for time the work in addition to their time in academic classes.
Through partnerships with Old Dominion University, Thomas Nelson Community College and Tidewater Community College, apprentices can earn associate degrees in business administration, engineering and engineering technology and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical or electrical engineering.